Another accident has yet occurred at Mile 40, near the Fulfulso Junction on the Buipe-Tamale highway in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region, claiming one more life, with two others in critical condition on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).
At Akuse, two passengers — a male and female — died in an accident involving a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus at Adelakope, near Akuse Junction, in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region last Monday.
The accident on the Buipe-Tamale highway brings to 28, the number of deaths in road traffic accidents along that highway, with several injuries.
The latest accident on Tuesday morning occurred around 10 a.m., and involved a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number GV 785-14 that burst a tyre.
The driver of the vehicle was the sole casualty on this occasion.
The Toyota Land Cruiser, which was travelling from Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to Kumasi, is said to belong to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The Savannah Regional Fire Commander, Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Kwasi Baffour Awuah, told the Daily Graphic that his men received the distress call about the accident at 10 a.m. and arrived on the scene at 10.30 a.m.
On February 17, 2021, a similar accident involving a Kia Blue Sky bus travelling from Garu in the Upper East Region to Kumasi also burst one of its front tyres, killing two people with 15 injured at Mile 40, near Sarekyekura, on the Buipe-Tamale highway.
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